Chemical Engineering encompasses the fields of chemistry, materials science and process engineering. Chemical engineers are also well versed in areas such as fluid dynamics and thermodynamics.
This MSc programme puts you at the forefront of R&D in innovative chemical processes, novel materials and new products. You will harness the latest technology and techniques to address the challenges that face society. For instance, you can discover whether biomass conversion is able to provide lasting energy solutions, explore the potential of membrane technology to purify water, or use your knowledge of biomolecules to develop new materials or to generate power by osmosis. At the University of Twente you can focus on process engineering or materials science. During the Masters you will benefit from our close ties with high profile research institutes, including the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology and the MIRA Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine. You will fulfil the role of junior researcher from early on in your Masters, giving presentations, writing articles and getting involved in grant applications. It is a highly international programme. You will write and present in English and have the opportunity to complete an internship abroad. As a chemical engineer, your career prospects are good, especially in process engineering and research.
Tuition fee for the international students.)
European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.)
This programme has a workload of 120 ECTS.
Molecules and Materials Engineering:
In the field of materials chemistry, this specialization explores among others polymers with defined molecular and mesoscopic structures, inorganic materials ranging from membranes, nanocomposites and thin films and organometallic materials. Current research in inorganic materials are e.g. the synthesis of nanocomposites, two dimensional materials and nanostructured materials. These materials are useful in various application areas such as photovoltaics and (photo)catalysis. Furthermore, nanoporous systems and thin films heterostructures of nanocrystalline materials for membranes, (micro)electronic and sensing applications are being explored. Research in organic materials (polymers) is dominated by nanoscale projects geared toward the controlled fabrication of complex polymeric architectures and their use in functional molecular systems. Other projects explore the potential of biocompatible and biodegradable polymers in tissue engineering and the use of polymeric nanoparticles with customized surfaces as carriers for targeted drug or gene delivery. This specialization will be of interest to Bachelorâ€™s students who want to deepen their knowledge of the field of materials science.
Chemical and Process Engineering:
In this specialization you will learn to integrate knowledge of thermodynamics, transport phenomena, catalysis, chemical reactor design, separation technology, plant design and simulation, control, economics, safety and sustainability. You will examine a range of research themes in the field of bio-refinery, waste stream treatment, (new) processes based on sustainable raw materials, process improvement. For this it is necessary to develop new catalysts, multiphase and other novel reactors, (reactive) separation processes, and design and simulate these processes. Separation technology focusses on (reactive) distillation and a variety of operations that use solid or liquid (affinity) separation agents including membranes, adsorption and extraction. Photocatalysis focusses on the conversion of solar and electrical energy into chemical energy, while Catalysis aims at developing new heterogeneous catalysts for specific applications.Sustainable process technology develops new process concepts for bio-refinery applications and sustainable raw materials. Other research themes include interfacial phenomena and processes important for mass and heat transport, sub-micron filtration processes.
Academic degree: BSc or BE first class in chemical engineering/chemical technology.
Professional experience: Professional experience may shorten the individual programme.
Knowledge minimum: CGPA of at least 70% of the maximum score
Personal motivation: Clear motivation of goals
Additional language requirements:
No work experience is required.
Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands
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